While the debate over Arabica beans vs Robusta continues apace, as a coffee lover, you may well be more interested in coffees which are particularly palatable at this time of year, as we gradually shed the dark nights of winter and trade them for fresh spring breezes. Here, we outline some of the top coffee picks for this post-Christmas, pre-spring moment and beyond.
Added: 14th January 2015
Organic Timor Maubesse
Sharing the island of Timor with its much larger neighbour Indonesia, the East Timor coffee industry is small, and fighting to emerge from the shadow of its former rulers. Nonetheless, East Timor coffee is rich and fulfilling- a perfect antidote to long commutes that begin and end in the dark. As with all coffees, be sure to buy organic and Fair Trade, as most of East Timor’s growers are impoverished smallholders.